Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Hyun David Chung
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Biblical Studies
Church, Community, pastoral, preacher, Rev. Oak, sermon
An accomplished preacher, teacher, and church-planter, Rev. Oak, Han Hum was the pastor of Korea's famous Sarang Community Church, which he founded with less than 50 members but grew under his leadership to over 80,000. In an attempt to better appreciate Rev. Oak's success, this thesis will analyze Rev. Oak's sermons, giving special attention not only to his preaching techniques and style but also his mindset, philosophy, and attitude toward his pastoral responsibility. Unquestionably, his passion for and commitment to preaching the Word of God, was a significant part of his ability to connect to his congregation through his sermons. By the end of this thesis may every pastor who reads this thesis learn from the example of Rev. Oak! May each pastor walk away with a better understanding of the importance of thoroughly preparing each and every sermon, and realize the crucial value in maintaining a passion for the Word of God.